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Jamesy
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06 Jul 2014, 4:45 pm

I am 5'7 1/2 and weigh 142 pounds at the moment. When I am in my 50s I will probably be not over 5ft7.

Too avoid looking too thin or gaunt when I get to my 40s or 50s what should I aim to weigh? Basically what weight range should I be in too look as youthful as possible when I get to that age?



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06 Jul 2014, 5:09 pm

So many variables to this. You need to take into account your body type and what you consider "youthful". Off the top of my head I would say 165-170 for a muscular build, 150 for a skinny average build. The only role age is going to play is the slow down of metabolism and the decrease in testosterone. You shouldn't aim to be different weight at different ages.



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06 Jul 2014, 5:24 pm

I'd say my build is average. I was told I should weigh like 162 pounds in my 50s if I want to look young.

When I day youthful I mean to having enough far/padding on my face to not look old.



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06 Jul 2014, 9:03 pm

ideal weight for guys, regardless of age, is 110# for the first five feet, then 6# for each additional inch. so, 152#, give or take 10#, would be good.



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06 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

Whatever you are comfortable with, that is the ideal.



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06 Jul 2014, 11:57 pm

cathylynn wrote:
ideal weight for guys, regardless of age, is 110# for the first five feet, then 6# for each additional inch. so, 152#, give or take 10#, would be good.

According to what?



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07 Jul 2014, 1:17 am

according to what i was taught at medical school.



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07 Jul 2014, 8:58 am

Yep....I'm about 185-190 now...on a 5 foot 5 frame. I feel fat and sluggish.

Gotta start walking!



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07 Jul 2014, 9:53 am

cathylynn wrote:
according to what i was taught at medical school.

But according to what data? Hell, even what I said isn't precise. He should mainly be concerned about his bodyfat percentage, which is probably low at that weight.



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07 Jul 2014, 9:45 pm

You're actually doing just fine weight-wise, depending on your body type. You shouldn't worry about it.


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08 Jul 2014, 2:50 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
Yep....I'm about 185-190 now...on a 5 foot 5 frame. I feel fat and sluggish.

Gotta start walking!


Same here! I weigh 175 LBS and I'm 5'9''. My doctor says that my weight should be
in the 150-160 range.


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08 Jul 2014, 3:04 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
Yep....I'm about 185-190 now...on a 5 foot 5 frame. I feel fat and sluggish.

Gotta start walking!


Same here! I weigh 175 LBS and I'm 5'9''. My doctor says that my weight should be
in the 150-160 range.


I was told if want to keep looking young as I enter middle age I should aim to weigh 158 pounds and I am 5'7.



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19 Jul 2014, 5:10 am

CommanderKeen wrote:
cathylynn wrote:
according to what i was taught at medical school.

But according to what data? Hell, even what I said isn't precise. He should mainly be concerned about his bodyfat percentage, which is probably low at that weight.
Commander, you are dead on with this and what you said about there being soooo many variables.

Like CommanderKeen has stated, you wanna watch out and look mostly at your body fat percentage and how healthy your heart is and cardiovascular system in general. That's likely the best start (without knowing all of your info that is necessary).